According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, Thanksgiving dinner will gobble up more of your money this year. It says the average price for turkey and all the trimmings for 10 people will be $40.20, $6 more than last year.
But the extra money isn't helping local turkey farmers. In fact, some say they might not even sell half of their flock.
"We're getting a little nervous this year," says farmer Armand Bechard. Bechard says there's a lot more gobbling on his farm this year than last. "By this time we are normally sold out or very close to being sold out," says Bechard. Of the 156 birds on his farm, only half are spoken for, something Bechard says he hasn't seen since he started his farm 11 years ago.
"This is really the first year it's hit us. Last year, we were holding our own, but this year, we're really feeling it," Bechard says. Bechard says the farm cut back this year, anticipating slower sales.